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Honorable Francisco Sierra

Honorable Francisco Sierra

Japan Honorable Francisco Sierra

Japan

2004

  • Forced Labor
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Policy Making

As the Ambassador from Colombia to Japan, the Honorable Francisco Sierra was able to address a unique problem: people who were being trafficked from Colombia to Japan.

Irén Ádámné Dunai

Irén Ádámné Dunai

Hungary Irén Ádámné Dunai

Hungary

2010

  • Forced Labor
  • Awareness Building
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Policy Making

A government official,Irén Ádámné Dunai has diligently networked between agencies to provide shelter, open a crisis hotline, and set up a shelter referral service.

Sheila Roseau

Sheila Roseau

Antigua and Barbuda Sheila Roseau

Antigua and Barbuda

2011

  • Policy Making

She was the force behind Antigua and Barbuda’s first anti-trafficking law, passed in only 2010.

Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

Italy Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

Italy

2012

  • Forced Labor
  • Domestic Servitude
  • Policy Making

The OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro has transformed their efforts.

Mohammed Bassam Al-Nasseri

Mohammed Bassam Al-Nasseri

Iraq Mohammed Bassam Al-Nasseri

Iraq

2013

  • Forced Labor
  • Policy Making

An officer with the International Organization for Migration in Iraq, Mohammed Bassam Al-Nasseri has shaped policy and advocate for victims.

Susan Ople

Susan Ople

Philippines Susan Ople

Philippines

2013

  • Forced Labor
  • Domestic Servitude
  • Victim Aftercare
  • Policy Making

Founder and president of an NGO, Susan Ople provides assistance to Filipino workers who have moved overseas for work.

Swati Chauhan

Swati Chauhan

India Swati Chauhan

India

2011

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Policy Making
  • Prosecution

Magistrate Chauhan has worked through an incredible backlog of cases in administering the ITPA as part of Mumbai’s specialized court.

Aida Mbodj

Aida Mbodj

Senegal Aida Mbodj

Senegal

2005

  • Forced Labor
  • Child Labor
  • Policy Making

Aida Mbodj is a powerful politician in Senegal, well-respected and admired, who used her political power to combat human trafficking in the early part of the millennium.

Alice Nah

Alice Nah

Malaysia Alice Nah

Malaysia

2009

  • Forced Labor
  • Domestic Servitude
  • Policy Making

While working on her PhD Thesis, Alice Nah saw the plight of migrant workers in Malaysia.

Beatrice Jedy-Agba

Beatrice Jedy-Agba

Nigeria Beatrice Jedy-Agba

Nigeria

2014

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Policy Making

Beatrice Jedy-Agba is the Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) in Nigeria.

Benjamin Perrin

Benjamin Perrin

Canada Benjamin Perrin

Canada

2009

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Victim Aftercare
  • Policy Making

First becoming involved in anti-human trafficking work in Cambodia led Benjamin Perrin to take the fight back to his home country of Canada.

Bonnie Miller

Bonnie Miller

Greece Bonnie Miller

Greece

2004

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Awareness Building
  • Policy Making

Bonnie Miller tirelessly pursued cooperative efforts to combat modern-day slavery, raised awareness, and established resources.

Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews

Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews

Trinidad and Tobago Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews

Trinidad and Tobago

2014

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Forced Labor
  • Policy Making

Ms. Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews is the Director of Trinidad and Tobago's anti-trafficking body, and has shaped policy and legislation at a high level.

Elisabeth Sioufi

Elisabeth Sioufi

Lebanon Elisabeth Sioufi

Lebanon

2014

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Forced Labor
  • Policy Making
  • Prosecution

Elisabeth Sioufi, a lawyer, was incredibly influential in forming and drafting Lebanon’s anti-trafficking policy and legislation, and provides training on the laws of human trafficking.

Eva Biaudet

Eva Biaudet

Finland Eva Biaudet

Finland

2011

  • Awareness Building
  • Policy Making

A familiar face in Finnish politics for twenty years, Eva Biaudet, as the Ombudsman for Minorities, advocates for better responses to trafficking.

Charimaya Tamang

Charimaya Tamang

Nepal Charimaya Tamang

Nepal

2011

  • Policy Making
  • Victim Aftercare
  • Survivor Empowerment

Charimaya Tamang, a victim of sex trafficking, became the first to file a complaint with the district police.

Moses Binoga

Moses Binoga

Uganda Moses Binoga

Uganda

2015

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Prosecution
  • Policy Making

Moses Binoga leads a government task force in Uganda to combat modern-slavery. He actively advocates for better policies and cooperation.

Betty Pedraza Lozano

Betty Pedraza Lozano

Colombia Betty Pedraza Lozano

Colombia

2015

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Policy Making

Betty Pedraza Lozano is the founder and director of a Colombian NGO that provides victim services, spreads awareness, and encourages international cooperation.

Norotiana Ramboarivelo Jeannoda

Norotiana Ramboarivelo Jeannoda

Madagascar Norotiana Ramboarivelo Jeannoda

Madagascar

2015

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Forced Labor
  • Policy Making
  • Victim Aftercare

Norotiana Jeannoda is an incredible civil society advocate in Madagascar, helping victims and changing policy.

Anne Gallagher

Anne Gallagher

Worldwide Anne Gallagher

Worldwide

2012

  • Policy Making

Anne Gallagher is the leading global expert on the international law of human trafficking, and has worked for twenty years to combat this issue.

Parosha Chandran

Parosha Chandran

United Kingdom Parosha Chandran

United Kingdom

2015

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Policy Making
  • Child Labor
  • Domestic Servitude
  • Forced Labor

Parosha Chandran is a human rights lawyer who operates out the UK. Both a cutting edge policymaker, and a practicing attorney, she has helped victims to seek justice in the courts.

Parosha Chandran

Parosha Chandran

United Kingdom Parosha Chandran

United Kingdom

2015

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Policy Making
  • Child Labor
  • Domestic Servitude
  • Forced Labor

Parosha Chandran is a human rights lawyer who operates out the UK. Both a cutting edge policymaker, and a practicing attorney, she has helped victims to seek justice in the courts.

Karen G. I. Rigby

Karen G. I. Rigby

The Bahamas Karen G. I. Rigby

The Bahamas

2016

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Forced Labor
  • Policy Making
  • Prosecution

Amina Oufroukhi

Amina Oufroukhi

Morocco Amina Oufroukhi

Morocco

2017

  • Policy Making

Viktoria Sebhelyi

Viktoria Sebhelyi

Hungary Viktoria Sebhelyi

Hungary

2017

  • Policy Making